A dream realized. That is how NARLF client Carmen Macias Erdman describes the beautifully renovated space that is now the Court Street Market in Florence. Home to local artisan vendors, the two-story indoor market offers variety under one roof.
City of Huntsville officials were on hand for the dedication of the Spring Branch community on Thursday, November 14th at 11:30 am. In 2012, local non-profit Neighborhood Concepts, Inc. spearheaded a revitalization of an aging apartment complex that resulted in 70 renovated affordable apartment homes, a community splash park and a community garden.
Red Gingham Gourmet, a Florence‐based producer of fully cooked, frozen cornbread muffins, recently received financing from the North Alabama Revolving Loan Fund (NARLF) that will allow the company to increase production and expand into new markets.
Neighborhood Concepts recently celebrated the grand opening of Franklin Hills Apartments in Huntsville, Alabama. Conveniently located at 5300 Millennium Drive, just minutes from University Drive and Research Park Boulevard, Franklin Hills offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes for seniors 55 and older.
NARLF has partnered with Emerging ChangeMakers Network (ECN), a Mobile-based non-profit, to establish a pilot loan program to assist farmers in the Black Belt Region in accessing capital that will allow them to expand their production. This pilot program will provide funding to make multiple small loans between $1,000 and $5,000 to farmers in a value chain with the Deep South Food Alliance for their Leafy Green Value Chain Project.